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Teaching mathematics
Teaching mathematics

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Teaching idea: School or home map

Learners can create scale maps of their school or home by taking measurements using trundle wheels, measuring tapes and metre rulers. Then, using an appropriate scale, they can produce accurate scale drawings or maps.

Alternatively, learners can calculate how far away different countries are by measuring distances on scale maps in a school atlas (Figure 14).

A photograph of some maps and atlases
Figure 14 Maps and an atlas